Schwartzel Awaits Augusta Green Light To Host & Cook Champions ‘Barbie’

Reigning Masters champion, Charl Schwartzel has a surprise install for his fellow Augusta National winning heroes at this year’s traditional Tuesday evening ‘Champions Dinner’.

It’s customary for the current Masters winner to select the menu for the evening.

In 2001, then Master champion Vijay Singh selected a Thai based meal and arranged for the staff of his favourtie Thai restaurant in Atlanta to travel south-east to Augusta to prepare the meal within the clubhouse of the famed Georgia golfing gem.

However there is a bizarre twist in Schwartzel’s plans as not only will the South African select the menu but he also wants to prepare and cook the meal under the famed oak tree at Augusta National.

Schwartzel looking to host a South African 'braai' at this year's Augusta National 'Champion's Dinner'.

According to respected South African journalist and good friend, Michael Vlismas and writing for, Schwartzel still is awaiting the green light from the green jacket bridage at Augusta to host a ‘braai’ or bar-b-que of a selection of meats.

“We’ve put in a request but we are still waiting to here back from Augusta,” he said.

 “I would love to braai there and if so, I want to cook everything myself, but we will just have to wait and see if it is possible considering the number of people who will be present.

“If they agree, I could end up with a very sore hand turning all that meat.”

In anticipation of getting the Augusta National go ahead, Schwartzel has been drawing up a tradtional South African braai menu of lamb chops, fillet and some boerewors that is a South African traditional sausage.

“I have this special spice I can put on my boerwors, so I’ll use that for sure,” he said to Michael.

“But the fillet is my real speciality as Iwill make this secret marinade for it. It’s just fantastic.

“Louis Oosthuizen says he loves it so it must be good, and he’s a very fussy meat eater.”

It then leads to the question as what has Schwartzel, who created histroy to birdie the last four holes and win the 2011 Masters, chosen for desert.

“I  will keep it simple and something like ice cream and hot chocolate sauce,” said Schwartzel.


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